Learning the alphabet can be a challenge when you are a preschooler and most of the time preschoolers lack the fine motor skills to be able to write 'regular' sized letters on a piece of paper. That is why it is so important to give them multi-sensory ways to explore the alphabet without the added pressure of learning to hold a pencil. This Thanksgiving Preschool Alphabet Activity is the perfect way to explore letters this fall! Kids love spinners and the especially love stamps, so this free printable alphabet activity easily gets them motivated to explore uppercase and lowercase letters.
Materials Needed for this Thanksgiving Preschool Alphabet Activity
To Prep: To use the Thanksgiving Spin & Stamp activity simply print and go! There is no prep work needed. You can print on regular paper.
To create a spinner, place a paper clip around the tip of the pencil as shown above. Or you can place a paper clip on a paper fastener and insert the fastener through the center of the spinner.
To Play: Kids can hold the pencil down and use their finger to flick the paperclip and it will spin. Then have the kids stamp the uppercase or lowercase letter that was spun. We love these kid-sized alphabet stamps because they are super easy for the kids to hold and see what they are stamping.
These are our favorites letter stamps because they fit perfectly in a child's hand. Many other alphabet stamps on the market are too small for a preschooler to grasp, though they are a good option if you are focusing on the pincer grasp and finger coordination.
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You can also pair the turkey alphabet pages with some fun themed alphabet books, for the perfect writing station! You can read the books with the kids or have them explore the books independently.
One good way to pair this Thanksgiving alphabet activity with a book is to have the child play "I Spy" and search for the letters that they are learning.
Do you ned more Preschool alphabet activities? Check out these great resources!